Roald Dahl is one of the reasons why I became a reader. Matilda and The Witches were childhood staples, and I loved them so much that the covers were in tatters and the pages were falling out. When I first read them, the appeal was that these children were my age and going on these outrageous adventures. It’s only now that I see that these cleverly written and illustrated tales were part old-fashioned morality tale, part brilliant social commentary, and I adore them all the more.
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Happy birthday to the man who made me believe.